What makes a logo?

    What makes a logo? One of my main roles here at lazy grace is logo design - it’s not always an easy process and at times it can be quite a challenge especially when you consider that we always ...
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    2016 a year of photography (part 2)

    2016: A Year of Photography - Part 2 We took a lot of photographs last year, from shooting traffic trails in a seedy car park in Newcastle to taking outdoor clothing lifestyle shots in the beautiful ...
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    Happy Burns Night!

    A very happy Burns Night one and all. By way of a gift, here's our resident French Geordie attempting a bit of Rabbie Burns "Address to a Haggis...
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    Responsiveness

    As a small business, it is easy to overlook the importance of having an online presence but as people are now browsing on their mobile more than on desktops, a well designed responsive website is more...
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    How's business?

    I heard a great analogy from a client this week. It was either hers and was brilliant, or was mine and she stole it. Either way, I shall share with you now; "Starting the branding and website process...
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    Our Charlie Says... The West End edition...

    Meet Charlie. He's our new developer. He's also French. At Christmas, Charlie got a new book - it's called "Larn yersel' Geordie" Follow us as we embark on a learning journey with Charlie as he ...
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    Our Charlie says #2 - bible lessons

    Meet Charlie. He's our new developer. He's also French. At Christmas, Charlie got a new book - it's called "Larn yersel' Geordie" Follow us as we embark on a learning journey with Charlie as he ...
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    2016 a year of photography (part 1)

    2016: A Year of Photography We took a lot of photographs last year, from shooting traffic trails in a seedy car park in Newcastle to taking outdoor clothing lifestyle shots in the beautiful Ingram ...
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    Our Charlie Says... The Intro

    Meet Charlie. He's our new developer. He's also French. At Christmas, Charlie got a new book - it's called "Larn yersel' Geordie" Follow us as we embark on a learning journey with Charlie as he ...
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    Putting some Ooh la la into Rothbury.

    We've gone all continental here at Lazy HQ over the last month. It may have been to do with the warm summer days, it may have been to do with the exotic clients we have been working with over the ...
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    Beans on Toast - the art of keeping it simple

    My name is Ian and I'm a hypocrite. There, I've said it. I love food and I love Instagram. I also love seeing pictures of other peoples food, especially when I'm hungry. But when I'm actually in a ...
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    10 years and 2000 clients

    It's us! And we're in the paper! Cue fancy press release...... A North Northumberland Company is this year marking their ten year anniversary in a purposely converted, bespoke work space nestled at...
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    The buzz words of the moment

    There are no two words together than can spark as much debate as “Social” and “Media”. Well, “Politicians” and “Pay-rise” comes close, but only if you hyphenate pay-rise. Ladies and ...
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    Clarkson (again), websites and the weather

    My oh my, doesn’t time fly? Just like with Mr Clarkson, so much has changed. He’s gone from being suspended to sacked to off the Beeb for good and we’ve been busier than busy people on a busy ...
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    So you think your website is working for you?

    You’ve spent ages thinking about doing it, a while getting it designed and built and now it’s launched. So surely now you can put your feet up, pour yourself a drink and wait for the customers to ...
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    Google. King of the Web

    When people talk about Search Engine Optimisation, what they really mean is "I want to be on the first page in google". Other search engines are available, they're just not as popular. Google are the...
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    Snaaaah!!

    Well, today has been the snowiest day that we have had for a while, which got us thinking back to this time 2 years ago........ (dream sequence...
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    free-range designers - sod the chickens!

    Good old Hugh Jamie Whittonstall Oliver - we love him. No really, we do. We all signed up to his "Chicken Out" campaign to help raise the welfare standards of the poor old chickens in a jiffy. It's ...
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    wear your SKars with pride

    A couple of foot of wood, 2 bits of metal and 4 rubber wheels makes for a whole load of memories. And scars. It's circa 1977 and the sun is shinning like it always did in the summer holidays back ...
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    We don't just sell picks and shovels

    There's nothing like the lure of easy money to bring out the irrational in people. Take the Klondike Gold Rush that happened in Canada's Yukkon territory. In only one year between 1898 - 1899 the ...
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    2015! Or a quarter past eight in old money

    It's a new dawn, it's a new day, it's a new life for us. And we're feeling good. Happy New Year to you and so say all of us. As a great lady said recently "My dear, no-one really cares what your ...
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  • Network Northumberland Review

    Almost 350 people last week benefitted from a day of free business networking and seminars in Alnwick thanks to the Northumberland Expo, the first regional expo dedicated purely to B2B activity. The ...
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    Waiting for a bus.

    Websites - they're like buses. You wait for ages for one then it comes along, doesn't stop and splashes you from a puddle. A little update for you if you're interested in a) what we are doing here at...
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    Our New School Year

    All very busy here at lazy HQ! Marks been going through pencils at a rate of knots designing beautiful brands and lovely logos for clients such as Kelso Racecourse, NE1i, Torture Trails and Dined Out...
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    Do as we say, don't do as we do

    The key to a news, blog or update section on your website is to keep it current and up to date. Customers who visit your site want to see that the site is being updated and each time they return to ...
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    2012 is a year that will go down as one of our favourites

    The Olympics came, relayed and went; the Queens Jubilee celebrations went on for what seemed like 60 years; and thanks to Gangnam Style, no Christmas party in the land will be without a sweaty man ...
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  • Aint no cure for the Summertime news!

    Well the usual excitement and inevitable disappointment of the football has made way for the excitement and inevitable disappointment of the tennis - a sure sign that we are well and truly into our ...
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    Went Bananas

    Last Saturday I stepped into the world famous Banana Studios for a day of Tribal Fashion Photography. Eric's studio is wonderful with a relaxed friendly atmosphere, a brilliant team, loads of props, ...
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    Well hello Winter!

    Months pass by in a flash and before you know your last news story was yesterdays virtual fish and chip wrapper over 3 months ago. What can we say? we've been busy! No apologies this time - this is ...
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    Summertime and the living is lazy!

    Looking back on our news section, it always seems to begin with an apology over the delay in doing a new one, its a bit like confession really. "It's been three months since my last news story.." and ...
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    Spring is here!

    Yes, yes, I know its been a while. Thankfully the Winter appears to have finally released its grip from this part of the world and the snowdrops and daffodils are becoming more confident about ...
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    New Stuff

    We know, we know, its been ages since we updated our news section Its been especially busy this end (Ooh Matron, etc.) with events and activities such as the production of the first ever lazy grace ...
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    The Bees Knees at Glendale Show

    A big WELL DONE to everybody involved at this years Glendale Show, the sun shone and the crowds came and came and came and well you get the picture! We were there too in the Countryside Marquee and ...
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